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Electronic Baby Project Teaches Students About Infant Care

Electronic Baby Project Teaches Students About Infant Care

January 15, 2020

Having to care, feed, and change a baby is a huge responsibility--one that most students have very little experience with--however, the students enrolled in Dunbar's Parenting and Early Childhood Education classes were given a chance to see what taking care of a baby is really like.  “[The babies] give students an experience that is just a tad bit similar to what they may experience with an inf...

Dunbar Sneakerhead Known For “Customs”

Dunbar Sneakerhead Known For “Customs”

January 8, 2020

Andrew Herrera started making his own custom apparel at the beginning of this year, but he specializes in making custom shoes. He has designed and made his own pairs of shoes from Nike Air Force Ones to Old Skool Vans. Herrera is known as a sneakerhead--a person who buys and resells name-brand sneakers.  He said that making custom shoes can be expensive, so he started buying plain white shoes and givin...

Getting to Know PLD’s Security Ambassadors

Getting to Know PLD’s Security Ambassadors

January 8, 2020

You see Carl, Antoinne, and Ricky every morning. They’re a fixture of school life, yet many students probably don’t even know their names. Carl Beatty, Antoinne Priddy, and Ricky Kirby, alongside around a dozen others, serve as Dunbar’s security ambassadors. They play a critical role in ensuring the school’s safety, inspecting students’ backpacks and guiding them through the metal detectors to ...

CTE Pathways at Dunbar

January 8, 2020

There are five CTE pathways at Dunbar including Media Arts, Family and Consumer Sciences, Information Technology, Engineering and Business. Every student must have four credits of CTE courses at Dunbar within a pathway.

Got the Flu?

Got the Flu?

January 2, 2020

As the seasons begin to change, Dunbar students may find themselves more prone to contracting illnesses, meaning that the flu season is approaching. In order for the high school environment to remain healthy, students should take the following precautions to prevent the spread of contagious illness.  First off, one of the most common attempts of prevention is the seeking out of a medical professional to admin...

10 for 10: Last Minute Christmas Gifts

10 for 10: Last Minute Christmas Gifts

December 20, 2019

Holidays are always such a busy time of year that sometimes that gift you were supposed to buy for your grandma, doesn’t get bought. Not only can gift buying slip your mind, but it is also expensive. Here are some last-minute quality Christmas gifts all for $1or less. #1 Fuzzy Socks Fuzzy Socks are the ultimate last-minute Christmas gift. No one can ever have too many pairs, and no one is ever upset when receiving them as a ...

Managing Money as a High School Student

Managing Money as a High School Student

December 12, 2019

Some Dunbar students work a couple of days a week for day-to-day expenses such as car insurance, gas and other necessities, but others clock-in for as many hours as possible. Some students are even saving for future college expenses. For some students with jobs, saving money is a priority. Junior Ashley Friend said “Every two weeks I get a paycheck, and I normally keep 10 percent and put the res...

Changes to ACT Allow Section Retakes

Changes to ACT Allow Section Retakes

December 9, 2019

Starting in the year of 2020, students will be allowed to retake certain sections of the ACT in order to improve their overall “superscore.” A superscored ACT takes a student's highest score of each subject and averages it creating a “best overall score.” Allowing students to retest on specific portions of the test will allow students to easily improve their score.  The ACT is a three-hour stan...

How to Get Free Stickers

How to Get Free Stickers

December 3, 2019

Water bottles, laptops, and phone cases can all be seen covered in stickers from various brands and companies. Many Dunbar students can be seen around the school with personal laptops and Hydroflasks covered. However, for those who have yet to plaster stickers all over the empty canvas that is the back of a laptop, the obtainment of said stickers may seem like a hassle.  At least for me, forgetting to grab a sticke...

How soon should you begin the College Application process?

How soon should you begin the College Application process?

November 15, 2019

Starting the college application process is stressful and can make one nervous, but there are many ways to cope with this stress. There is a lot to do, the stakes are high, and you’re dealing with major decisions that will impact your future. Most college applications consist of an ACT/SAT score, an official high school transcript, and your social security. Along with turning in application...

Keeping Families Close in Times of Need

Keeping Families Close in Times of Need

November 13, 2019

The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is a nonprofit organization aimed at "keeping families close" by providing a home away from home while their children are being cared for at the hospital. Ronald McDonald House Charities was started by Fred Hill, Jim Murray, and Audrey Evans. Fred Hill's daughter was diagnosed with cancer in 1971. Through the many treatments his daughter received, M...